When was the last time you took a hard look at the safeties the Philadelphia Eagles have taken in the draft over the past ten years? Well, there’s no time like the present.
If you’ve been busy or may have been living under a rock, you may have missed the news, so here it is. After much debate, the Philadelphia Eagles will walk into 2020’s regular season with Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills as their starting safeties.
Prior to the addition of the homegrown Will Parks in free agency, there were a few theories that supported the idea that, after the Eagles took a wide receiver in the draft’s first round, they’d add someone to bolster Philadelphia’s last line of defense in the second.
Only time will tell if that’s still the gameplan, and if it is, the Eagles will need to nail that selection. They haven’t always done so in the past. If you need any evidence, here’s a look at every safety the “Birds” have taken in the last ten drafts leading up to the current version. We begin with what they did almost ten years ago.